This free parent and teacher communication log with help you keep quick notes between you and parents. The Back To School tool is great for quick reminders in addition to your newsletter or for writing and sending positive notes home. I use these in students homework folders.
Label your students' take home / homework folders with "Return to School" & "Keep at Home" so there is no confusion about which papers stay home and which papers come back! :) FREE from TheHappyTeacher
I really love this discipline chart. More detailed than smiley faces, the kids can go up or down with their clothespins in class and then it's a great way to communicate with the parents in their take home folder every day.